Six weeks, the Great War, junior officers, stupid politicians and being judgemental

six weeks

Next year marks the centenary of the start of the First World War (or the Great War as it was known to my grandparents’ generation). The government has accordingly made plans for it and sent its own best troops out to make fools of themselves in advance. Hence Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, stating that the government will not take a ”judgemental” approach to the anniversary, as if grown ups aren’t allowed to make judgements about such things. But actually that’s a message to us proles, namely: “Don’t go on about how the Germans started it”.

Source: The Fortnightly Review.


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